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Black History Month Celebration: Practice Self-Love with Candle-Making (In-Person)

Event Date:

February 17, 2024

Event Time:

2:00 pm

In honor of African Heritage and Black History Month, join us in celebrating and practicing self-love with other BIPOC healers in crafting your own customized candle. Lean into your senses and center yourself this Valentine’s Day. Candle-making taught by Dominique, MSW, LSW: Owner of Healing En Route Aromas.

Workshop Objectives

  • Teach the art of candle-making 
  • Teach candle safety 
  • Teach attendees how to incorporate sense of smell into their self-care
  • Engage in a support circle to release and discuss common stressors BIPOC healers experience

About the Speakers

Dominique, MSW, LSW: Owner of Healing En Route Aromas

During my healing journey, my go-to tool was candles. Lighting a candle and looking at the flame while inhaling its beautiful aromas would allow my mind to escape from whatever negative thoughts I may have had. However, despite being able to escape, I knew self-healing, self-love, and self-care were not the intentions behind the candles I would purchase. Those candles were made to fill my home with fragrance, but I wanted a candle that was made to fill my home and safe space with a sense and scents of purpose. 

This need of mine motivated me to begin researching and putting in tireless hours to create a candle that I, and people like myself could enjoy, and use for more than just its smell. These candles were created for more than just the home you live in, but also for your self-care. 

Jayna Gagner, LCSW: Team Leader at Thresholds and Private Practice Owner

As a Latina, Jayna is passionate about destigmatizing mental health and organizing community workshops centering BIPOC healing.  Jayna has experienced burnout herself, so she knows consistent practices of tending to self and being in community make a huge difference in her well-being.

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Cancellations made 48 hours or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made on the day of the event will not be refunded. Please email us at to cancel your registration.

Event Schedule Details

  • February 17, 2024 2:00 pm   -   4:00 pm
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